The Bottom Line
This model has been discontinued. For a list of comparable products see my list of the Best Inexpensive Pellet Grills.
The Memphis Pro Wood Fire Pellet Grill is one of the best pellet grills on the market. It combines high-quality construction and engineering with versatile cooking capabilities that will let you "grill" almost anything. Able to reach temperatures up to 500 degrees F.
this pellet grill is a little limited on the high end and its low end 200 degrees F. allows it to do low and slow smoking, but is a little high.
- High-quality construction
- Double wall construction
- No ugly grease bucket hanging from the bottom of the grill
- Small pellet hopper
- Basic cart is unattractive
- 427 square inches of cooking space or up to 970 square inches with optional cooking grates
- 200 to 500 degree F. temperature range
- 12-pound pellet hopper divided into two sections and mounted on the rear of the grill
- Electronic temperature control system
- Optional meat probe available
- Heavy gauge stainless steel rod cooking grates
- 304 stainless steel construction
- Cover and optional cooking grates sold separately
- Made in the USA
Guide Review - Memphis Select Wood Fire Pellet Grill
In recent years, there has been an explosion of companies getting into the pellet grill market. With wood pellets becoming more available and more people looking for a grill that can do more than just grill steaks and burgers, pellet grills have moved in to fill the demand.
Hearthland Products has been making stoves for decades and pellet stoves for years. In 2010, they introduced their line of pellet grills. This one, the Memphis Select, is the least expensive of that line costing around $1,500USD. There are four models in this pellet grill line.
What I like about this pellet grill, and the entire line of Memphis Wood Fire Grills is the efficiency of the design.
For a pellet grill, this unit is compact, preserving most of its footprint for actual cooking space. The pellet storage bin, or hopper, sits in the front of the grill for easy access and making an additional, though small, workspace. The control panel is easily accessible but not in the way. The side tables are actually usable, like most gas grill and you don't have to move everything off to operate or add fuel.
If you have owned a pellet grill in the past, or at least researched them you know that one of the problems is that they either work great as a BBQ smoker and okay as a grill or visa versa. The Memphis Select is much different, a sacrifice for price. Other Memphis pellet grills can run at much higher temperatures than this model.
As impressive as all this is, it really is the construction that stands out. The thick gauge metals have a great finish that adds to durability and appearance. The double walled construction holds in heat, making it more efficient. The internal components are solid and with a little care, I believe that this pellet grill can last for many, many years to come.